Musicians Who Died on June 25

  • 1522 Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • 1743 Václav Matyáš Gurecký, Bohemian composer dies at 37
  • 1767 Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, dies at 86
  • 1785 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • 1822 Ernst T. Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer, judge and composer, dies at 46
  • 1876 John Patton, American trumpeter, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn at 24 or 25
  • 1884 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25
  • 1944 Lucha Reyes [María de Luz Flores], Mexican mariachi singer ("Guadalajara"), dies of barbiturate intoxication at 38

Johnny Mercer

1976 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist ("And The Angels Sing"; "That Old Black Magic"; "Satin Doll"; "Moon River"), dies from an inoperable brain tumor at 66 [1]

  • 1977 Endre Szervánszky, Hungarian composer (Dark Heaven Requiem), dies at 65
  • 1977 Petko Staynov, Bulgarian composer and pianist, dies at 80
  • 1983 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1985 Connie "Pee Wee" Crayton, American R&B and blues guitarist and singer ("Do Unto Others"), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1987 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter ("Rocky Top"; "Love Hurts"; "Bye Bye Love"), dies at 67
  • 1988 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • 1990 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • 1993 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • 1996 Nicholas John, English National Opera's dramaturge, dies at 43
  • 1997 Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 85
  • 1998 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist,, assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at 42
  • 2006 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2007 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Nina Vyroubova, Russian-French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957), dies at 86

Michael Jackson

2009 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

  • 2009 Sky Saxon [Richard Marsh], American rocker (The Seeds - "Pushin' To Hard"), dies from heart and renal failure at 71
  • 2011 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer and arranger
  • 2018 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), dies at 81
  • 2020 Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), dies at 93